FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, texture middle fine, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.6 (vughy), 0.6 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-0.48, 1 x 0.8, 1x 1.2
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, clear, grey, reddish brown, 0.06-0.8
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, 0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-1.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.12-0.32
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.08-0.2
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